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McGlothlin Award Finalist at Meadowview Elementary School 01-26-2017

A man holding a cake and smiling.Mr. Tim Kilbourne, a fourth grade Math Teacher at Meadowview Elementary, has made it to the finalist stage for the 2017 McGlothlin Award Teaching Excellence.

E. B. Stanley Middle School Student Wins “If I were Mayor” Essay 01-25-2017

A boy smiling.Dillon M., a seventh grader at E.B. Stanley Middle School, was selected as the Region 1 winner of the Virginia Municipal League’s “If I Were Mayor” essay contest. He will travel to Richmond to receive his award at Virginia Municipal League Day, on January 25, 2017, at the Library of Virginia; at 3:00 p.m. Dillon will be presented a certificate from Governor McAuliffe and a $150 cash prize.

ASVAB Test to Be Offered at Career and Technical Center 01-24-2017
For the 15th consecutive year, the Washington County Career and Technical Center will sponsor a test session for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test (ASVAB).  The test will be given on Friday, February 3rd from 12:30 to 3:15 PM.  The ASVAB is offered to all county sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a potential interest in serving in the United States military.  All branches of the military and their reserve components mandate that individuals take the ASVAB before they enlist.
Holston Agriculture Teacher Receives Top National Recognition 01-24-2017

A teacher is receiving a plaque.How do you follow being recognized as the best in your profession at the state level?  You do it by being selected as the best in the nation.  Holston High School Agriculture teacher Sarah Scyphers was named the 2017 winner of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award by the American Farm Bureau Federation.  This follows her selection as the Virginia winner in 2016.

STEM Night, Goldilocks and The Three Little Bears 01-23-2017

Person dressed as a bear talking to a girl on a stage.Greendale’s monthly PTO meeting turned into a problem solving extravaganza!  After hearing a different spin on the iconic fairy tale, students were broken up in grade levels and given two problems to solve to help those Bears keep that little rascal Goldilocks away from their home.  In K-2, students and parents had to build a piece of furniture for Goldilocks.

High Point 5th Graders Are Art Illusionists 01-23-2017

A circle on black and white checker pattern appearing 3-D.Over the past few weeks in Art class at High Point Elementary School, our fifth grade students have been learning about many different types of art, including optical illusions. Using a variety of drawing techniques, our students have managed to make circles appear to jump right off the paper, and make worms grow and shrink without ever leaving the paper.

AHS L. Campbell Speaks to House of Delegates 01-20-2017

Girl standing at podium giving a speechThrough project discovery L. Campbell received the opportunity to speak to the legislature and the House of Delegates. Her speech consisted of the opportunities awarded to her by project discovery.

High Point Elementary 3rd Graders Become Zoo Keepers 01-20-2017

Two students sitting at a computer working together.In preparation for an upcoming fieldtrip to Brights Zoo, High Point third graders participated in a collaborative learning project to learn more about the animals at the zoo.

Watauga Elementary School choir performs for the community! 01-17-2017

5th grade choir students singing.The 4th and 5th grade Watauga Elementary School choir under the direction of Amanda Farnum helped spread some holiday cheer throughout the community in the month of December. The choir had the opportunity to travel to various locations throughout the towns of Abingdon and Bristol sharing some well-known Christmas Carols.

Third Grade Math – High Point Elementary 01-13-2017

A boy creates a shape with marshmallows.At High Point Elementary School students in Mrs. Ratliff and Mrs. Miller’s third grade Math classes explored geometric shapes using only marshmallows and toothpicks.  At first students used these materials to construct plane shapes such as squares, rectangles, and triangles.